Prayers of the Faithful for November 23 & 24, 2019


We pray with Christ, the suffering King, for the suffering people of the world.


For the Church: that it may be a viable witness to Christ as the suffering King, we pray:

For all who exercise authority: that they may recognize the source of their power and authority, and be good stewards of the offices which God has entrusted to them, we pray:

For healing of our nation: that God will heal divisions and help all to work for the common good and the progress of all people, we pray:

For the grace of forgiveness: that we may be moved to forgive all who have injured us and show concern and compassion for them, we pray:

For all who are traveling this week: that their visits with family and friends will renew them and that they may arrive safely to their destinations, we pray:

For those who are ill and have asked for our prayers; may God’s healing love touch them and restore them to fullness of life, we pray:

For those who have died; for all whose names have been inscribed in our Book of the Dead, and for those grieving the passing of a loved-one, we pray:


God of the powerless: You gave us your son to usher in a new reign of peace and justice. Jesus has shown us that this Kingdom is inhabited by those whose only power is love. We pray for the courage to live in and strengthen this Kingdom, meant for all. We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen